The North Carolina State Highway Patrol are asking the public to help them solve five fatal Cumberland County hit-and-run accidents.
One case involves the death of 21-year-old Alyssa King, a Fayetteville resident who died on October 28, 2018, around 1:30 a.m.
King had attended a party and she was waiting for a ride on Tabor Church Road when she lay down in the road. Her friends got her to stand up on two occasions but the third time she lay down, she was struck by a northbound car.
The driver stopped briefly but then fled the scene.
Just over a week later, 19-year-old Jesse Ryan Adams, also of Fayetteville, was killed. When his mother noticed he hadn’t come home on the evening of November 6, she and his dad went looking for him. They found his body on the side of Gillespie Street.
The vehicle was not identified.
Another unsolved hit-and-run occurred just before 6 p.m. on December 20, 2019. Fifty-one-year-old Freddie Lee Douglas Jr. was struck by a pickup truck that was traveling south on U.S. 301 close to Snow Hill Road.
The truck was said to be a 2002 to 2004 green and tan, or green and gray, four-door Ford F-250. It had a broken headlight and damage to the right side of the hood.
Meanwhile, 51-year-old Timothy Wayne Slade of Hope Mills was killed on May 20, 2020. He was walking in a northerly direction on N.C. 87 near Sand Hill Road when a vehicle struck him from behind.
Troopers found a blue side mirror near the scene and they said it could belong to a 2003 to 2007 Cadillac CTS sedan.
The most recent unsolved hit-and-run accident occurred on August 25, 2020. Forty-four-year-old Jaime Marie Flowers of Michigan was struck by a vehicle that was heading north as she walked west on U.S. 301 close to Snow Hill Road.
There was no description of the vehicle involved.
Anyone with information on any of these cases has been asked to contact the North Carolina State Highway Patrol at 910-486-1334.
If your loved one was killed in a hit-and-run or you were injured, contact a North Carolina car accident lawyer for advice.